• 13:30 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.00s
  • Off time: 13:32:49
13:30 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Knock A Hand (IRE) 5/2
2nd Rojo Vivo 4/1
3rd Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 50/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 411-221 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Knock A Hand (IRE) 31
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-5 R Lee T Scudamore 5/23.50
2 3/C4- Mauve, White sash, hooped sleeves, White cap Caught Inthe Light 579
6 10-12 N J Hawke Matt Griffiths (5) 100/1101.00
4 224/0-7 Red, White epaulets, Red sleeves, Black stars and stars on cap Chesil Beach Boy 24
8 10-12 M J Coombe A Thornton 25/126.00
5 11-2 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Curtain Razer (IRE) 24
5 10-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob Evs2.00
6 25- RED, WHITE star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap Diamond Sweeper (IRE) 280
5 10-12 A King R Thornton 20/121.00
7 F21-255 Mauve and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars, dark blue cap, mauve star Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 7
5 10-12 Tim Vaughan Mr R J Kirk (5) 50/151.00
8 23-8 Red, Yellow spots, sleeves and cap Gores Island (IRE) 29
5 10-12 Noel T Chance W Kennedy 50/151.00
9 00 Royal blue, white seams, red and white hooped sleeves, white and red striped cap Le Chasse Spleen (FR) 11
5 10-12 D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 200/1201.00
10 F3/341-9 Red and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets, Red cap, Black star Malin Head (IRE) 24
6 10-12 R H Buckler Gerard Tumelty 100/1101.00
12 7521- White, Dark Blue armlets and cap Rojo Vivo 268
5 10-12 N J Henderson A P McCoy 4/15.00
13 040 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap The Bear Trap (IRE) 12
4 10-12 Miss R Curtis Aodhagan Conlon (5) 50/151.00
14 F21-6 Emerald Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, Light Green sleeves, Red cap Wheres Wal (IRE) 42
6 10-12 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (5) 50/151.00
15 P4F-213 Red, orange diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Young Jim (IRE) 26
5 10-12 G McPherson T Molloy (3) 50/151.00
16 060-0 Yellow, dark blue stripe Waywood Princess 3
6 10-5 J Groucott Harry Challoner (7) 150/1151.00
Non runners
3244Caulfields Venture (IRE)510-12Andrew TurnellNick Scholfield109
119P0-PRadmores Sam Evans610-12J G M O'SheaS W Flanagan


Knock A Hand won a maiden hurdle over track and trip last month and is not easily overlooked, but a 7lb penalty is likely to take it's toll in heavy ground and CURTAIN RAZER is just preferred. Paul Nicholl's charge had the rest well beaten when second to the progressive Gullinbursti at Exeter on his racecourse debut and normal improvement should see him off the mark. Rojo Vivo and Diamond Sweeper have their first starts over hurdles on their return to action and make more appeal than point-to-point winners Malin Head and Wheres Wal, who never figured on their respective hurdling debuts.